The original Farmhouse Restaurant opened in 1963 in a lovely old 19th century house here in Christiansburg. It was “The Place to Go” when you wanted to impress your girlfriend, enjoy a special occasion or celebrate a Hokie football game win. Early 2015, after 52 years of serving The New River Valley they closed their doors. Many of our repeat guests are Virginia Tech alumni and were so sad to hear of the closing.
Fortunately, for those of you that have so many fond memories, several Roanoke restaurateurs got together, bought the property, added a number of charming updates and kept much of the original restaurant intact. We got to take a tour after their ribbon cutting ceremony and were very impressed. Remember those intimate booths that closed out the rest of world for those romantic dinners? Don’t worry they’re still there. Lots of the art work and old farm tools have been saved too. There’s a brand new state of the art kitchen with a wonderful chef and kitchen staff to match, a huge new patio with outdoor bar, 3 bar TVs and lots of outdoor seating. On warm nights relax on couches and big chairs with drinks and nibbles from their extensive courtyard menu. The glass enclosed wine refrigerator just beyond the front door is really impressive and there’s lot’s of beers on tap and a great selection of spirits available in the remodeled indoor bar.
Prime rib and steaks are once again their specialty. Our first visit to The Farmhouse was just a couple of days before the grand reopening. They were only serving on the patio which was just fine with us. Bernie had a prime rib sandwich with fries and I had a burger and onion rings. Both meals were really good and we loved sitting outside. A couple of weeks later we returned to try their full dinner menu. Bernie had a steak and I had the salmon, again both excellent meals. On our third visit we brought some friends along. Gee, do you get the impression that we’re happy that The Farmhouse has reopened?
On December 12th they’re having their first Wine Paring dinner, a 5 course meal from salad to dessert paired with wine’s from Stags’ Leap, Sterling, Etude, and Acacia. The menu looks fabulous and our reservations are confirmed.